Whether you’re part of a Hispanic or Latin family, you’re experience may be quite similar when it comes to certain things. While there are some major generalizations, this is not. For those who have a Latin or Hispanic family, some of these may seem familiar to you.
Why Would You Leave Home Unless You’re Married?
Whether you’re a man or a woman, your parents find no reason for you to leave home for good unless you’re married. Family is first and there is no reason to live by yourself if you could live with your family unless you’re ready to start your own.
So When Are You Getting Married?
Speaking of starting your own family, a favorite question from elders to women and men of our age is,”When are you getting married?” With family as a priority, there is pressure to start the next generation even if it’s just taking the first step to marriage.
Everything Is Solved With Some Good Homemade Food
Bad Day? Sad? Stressed? Tense? Everything is solved with a good dish (or two) of homemade food. That comfort of going back home and having your mother, grandmother or father’s homemade food is great. While this does feel goo on bad days, it is not the best idea when minding your waist size.
Everyone Has An Opinion
One of the best things about being in a Hispanic or Latin family is the emphasis on being close to family. The good thing is, you always feel like you have this support system behind you. The bad thing is, when everyone knows your business all the time, everyone has an opinion about your life. It’s a give and take.
While this may not be everyone’s experience with their Latin or Hispanic family, it is a common experience among many. There are many things to appreciate in Hispanic and Latin Culture, among them food, liveliness, and warmth. But if there is anything you should take away from this is that Latins and Hispanics pride themselves on that major sense of family and togetherness.
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